DCC GOLD CD ARZ 104-2: FRANK SINATRA - Robin and the 7 Hoods, SS
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Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and film actor. Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra found unprecedented success as a solo artist from the early to mid-1940s after being signed to Columbia Records in 1943. Being the idol of the "bobby soxers", he released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra in 1946. His professional career had stalled by the 1950s, but it was reborn in 1953 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity.

He signed with Capitol Records in 1953 and released several critically lauded albums (such as In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, Come Fly with Me, Only the Lonely and Nice 'n' Easy). Sinatra left Capitol to found his own record label, Reprise Records in 1961 (finding success with albums such as Ring-a-Ding-Ding!, Sinatra at the Sands and Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim), toured internationally, was a founding member of the Rat Pack and fraternized with celebrities and statesmen, including John F. Kennedy. Sinatra turned 50 in 1965, recorded the retrospective September of My Years, starred in the Emmy-winning television special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, and scored hits with "Strangers in the Night" and "My Way”.

With sales of his music dwindling and after appearing in several poorly received films, Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971. Two years later, however, he came out of retirement and in 1973 recorded several albums, scoring a Top 40 hit with "(Theme From) New York, New York" in 1980. Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally, until a short time before his death in 1998.

Sinatra also forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning Best Supporting Actor in 1953, he also garnered a nomination for Best Actor for The Man with the Golden Arm, and critical acclaim for his performance in The Manchurian Candidate. He also starred in such musicals as High Society, Pal Joey, Guys and Dolls and On the Town. Sinatra was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 2000 soundtrack album by Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack that have them singing the songs that were written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn from their 1964 film, Robin and the 7 Hoods.

Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, Edward G. Robinson, and Barbara Rush. Written by David R. Schwartz, the film transplants the Robin Hood legend to a 1930s Chicago gangster setting. Produced by Frank Sinatra, the film introduced the hit song "My Kind of Town" by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, which was  nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Music composed by James Van Heusen. Lyrics written by Sammy Cahn. Performed by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk (vocals); Nelson Riddle (arranger, conductor). Recorded at United Recording, Studio A, Hollywood, California. Includes liner notes by Charles Pignone. Digitally remastered by Steve Hoffman.

Robin and the 7 Hoods is one of the more obscure releases from Reprise Records to be associated with Frank Sinatra and a major project, in this case a movie from the tail-end of the Rat Pack era. It also isn't nearly as successful an album as its all-star lineup of talent would lead one to hope. Not that there aren't some worthwhile moments here -- it's just that between Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr., one might have expected two, or maybe three, great songs, instead of the good and fair moments spread across this album. It is true that the recordings, like the production of the movie, bridged a difficult time in the lives of everyone -- the Rat Pack itself was starting to fall apart; and Reprise Records, Sinatra's new business venture, with which he started the decade, was pretty much hemorrhaging money, except for his own recordings; and in the midst of the movie's production came the assassination of President Kennedy. So in retrospect, if everyone involved was a little off their game, it was understandable. Following the breezy, brassy overture, which already sounds a bit dated for 1964, we get the highlight of the original record, Sinatra's rendition of "My Kind of Town." With Nelson Riddle's arrangement and conducting, this is the kind of number that Sinatra's fans just devoured, and it's the reason a lot of people actually bought this album -- his intonation is fine, his cocky manner fits the lyric, and the music works (and it works even better when seen as a performance in the movie). Then we jump to the other extreme on the record, Peter Falk's version of "All for One and One for All" -- Falk at this point was not yet a star, but his was the kind of talent that endeared him to many a director and producer, and it's pretty plain that he must've done the same to Sinatra to get his spot on this album, raspy voice and all. Bing Crosby's contribution is confined to two songs, "Don't Be a Do-Badder" and "Mister Booze," neither representing the best that he was capable of, even at this late date in his career, though neither is a complete waste of time, either -- the influence of the earlier Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen song "High Hopes" can certainly be heard woven through "Do-Badder." "Style" is a joint contribution of Sinatra, Crosby, and Dean Martin that is cute but hardly worthy of the three voices. "I Like to Lead When I Dance" allows Sinatra to range across his vocal persona, from his introspective side, recalling his then-recent work on Point of No Return, to his more extrovert voice. It's not his best work, but it would have made a good track on any of his albums from this period. And Sammy Davis, Jr.'s major contribution is "Bang! Bang!," which is a delightful romp. The 2000 reissue through DCC as a gold audiophile CD (produced by Steve Hoffmann) includes bonus tracks of studio chatter and an alternate, more lyrical, moody, and pensive (and much more interesting) rendition of "My Kind of Town." ~ Bruce Eder

GOLD CD - DCC RECORDINGS // ARTANIS series CD item - this item is FACTORY SEALED and in MINT condition.
GOLD CD was made in Japan or the USA (can’t tell for certain until the item has been opened and inspected)
GOLD CD pressing is in STEREO
GOLD CD pressed and Issued by DCC RECORDINGS under license from ARTANIS
GOLD CD issued in: 2000
GOLD CD Record Catalog Number: ARZ 104-2

Featured on this GOLD CD -

FRANK SINATRA & The Rat Pack

Performers on this disc include -
FRANK SINATRA
DEAN MARTIN
SAMMY DAVIS, Jr.
BING CROSBY
PETER FALK

GOLD CD Title -
ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS

Track Listings -
1. Overture
2. My Kind of Town - Frank Sinatra
3. All For One and One For All - Peter Falk
4. Don't Be a Do-Badder - Bing Crosby
5. Studio Chatter
6. Any Man Who Loves His Mother - Dean Martin
7. Studio Chatter
8. Style - Bing Crosby/Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin
9. Mister Booze - Bing Crosby/Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin/Sammy Davis, Jr.
10. I Like to Lead When I Dance - Frank Sinatra
11. Bang! Bang! - Sammy Davis, Jr.
12. Charlotte Couldn't Charleston - Ladies Of The Ensemble
13. Give Praise! Give Praise! Give Praise
14. Don't Be a Do-Badder (Finale) - Bing Crosby/Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin/Sammy Davis, Jr.
15. Studio Chatter
16. My Kind of Town - Frank Sinatra (previously unreleased, alternate take)

CONDITION Details:
The GOLD CD is from the very rare DCC Recordings series of audiophile CD titles.

GOLD CD re-mastered by Steve Hoffman
Pictures with this listing are of the actual item
Jewel Case IS the original flip up type
This item DOES come with the paper outer slip cover - it is complete and near perfect.
The original LP was issued on the ARTANIS record label, in 2000 (recordings are from 1964)

The Gold CD, JEWEL CASE AND INSERTS are all in MINT condition! The CD is actually Factory SEALED!

The GOLD CD is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: DCC GOLD CD ARZ 104-2 SS
  • Manufacturer: DCC - Digital Compact Classics Recordings
  • Condition: New

DCC GOLD CD ARZ 104-2: FRANK SINATRA - Robin and the 7 Hoods, SS

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